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***NOW AVAILABLE*** Easy SharePoint 2010 Setup Scripts for Windows 7

Chris Johnson at Microsoft just blogged about some very cool scripts in a package you can now download from Microsoft that will quickly get you going in developing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7. These scripts will setup a VHD with SharePoint 2010 evals or install it on your local instance. The walkthrough in Chris' post provides a ton of detail... very cool stuff! I'm not much for developing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7... I've said as much in this post. However I recognize that some folks want to do it and it's a good solution for those people so when it is, these scripts will be very helpful. If you do elect to run SharePoint 2010 on your Windows 7 machine, I'd recommend you check out Emmanuel Bergart's Stop & Go scripts that turn on/off SharePoint services when you are/aren't developing on SharePoint as there's lots of background stuff that eats of performance that's unnecessary when not developing. Or you can check out the SharePoint 2010 Service Manager, a more GUI tool. » Microsoft Download Center: SharePoint 2010 Easy Setup Script Technorati Tags: sharepoint,sharepoint2010,windows7...

Chris Johnson at Microsoft just blogged about some very cool scripts in a package you can now download from Microsoft that will quickly get you going in developing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7. These scripts will setup a VHD with SharePoint 2010 evals or install it on your local instance. The walkthrough in Chris’ post provides a ton of detail… very cool stuff!

I’m not much for developing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7… I’ve said as much in this post . However I recognize that some folks want to do it and it’s a good solution for those people so when it is, these scripts will be very helpful.

If you do elect to run SharePoint 2010 on your Windows 7 machine, I’d recommend you check out Emmanuel Bergart’s Stop & Go scripts that turn on/off SharePoint services when you are/aren’t developing on SharePoint as there’s lots of background stuff that eats of performance that’s unnecessary when not developing. Or you can check out the SharePoint 2010 Service Manager , a more GUI tool.

» Microsoft Download Center: SharePoint 2010 Easy Setup Script

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
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Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.